One thing that doesn't make sense is if he was to be there on September 2, what is he doing driving around 10 days later "miles and miles away" instead of at the Wasatch Jail? It doesn't look good, like he had no intention of reporting. A 30 day sentence is not a big deal, but not reporting and then placing all the blame on a calamity of circumstances out of your control might turn it into something much bigger.
What is your public defender telling you? We are not attorneys and are just answering the question as it appears to us. If all of the facts are exactly as you describe herein, you should collect all of the evidence that supports your story, the mail you received, the online response - everything you have and get with this PD and file a motion.
Accepted Answer Date Created: September 15,2015